Oil ends with 2.6% loss as China moves to contain delta variant

Oil futures trimmed losses but ended Monday down sharply as China, the world's largest oil importer, moved to contain the spread of the delta variant of coronavirus that causes COVID-19. West Texas Intermediate crude for September delivery fell $1.80, or 2.6%, to close at $66.48 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, after falling more than 4% at its session low. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

Oil ends with 2.6% loss as China moves to contain delta variant
Oil futures trimmed losses but ended Monday down sharply as China, the world's largest oil importer, moved to contain the spread of the delta variant of coronavirus that causes COVID-19. West Texas Intermediate crude for September delivery fell $1.80, or 2.6%, to close at $66.48 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, after falling more than 4% at its session low. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.